Remember roughly two years ago when a fair number of people were loudly warning that the long-term "quarantining" of millions of healthy people could have disastrous effects on our economy, culture, civilization, basically our entire way of life?
Well, give the Biden administration credit, it only took them about 21 months to figure this out themselves!
The new guidelines will reduce economic and social disruption and shouldn't endanger public health, though they won't eliminate the risk of transmission by people who follow them. Government's job is to manage public-health risks as best it can while allowing society and the economy to function. It can never eliminate all health risks.
Even the lockdown loving Anthony Fauci is acknowledging as much. "There is the danger that there will be so many people who are being isolated who are asymptomatic for the full 10 days, that you could have a major negative impact on our ability to keep society running," he said Tuesday. "So the decision was made of saying let's get that cut in half."
Hmmm that seems like an abrupt shift. Let's check the date, shall we?
Ah yes! It's about 300 days until the 2022 midterms, or less than a year.
Meanwhile, how are Joe Biden's approval ratings, as well as those of the Democratic party more generally?